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Hillel O'Leary

171 Church Street
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, U.S.A.
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Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) | Providence, RI | 2011

Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) | Associate of Arts (Honors) | Selden, NY | 2008





The Wurks  | Co-Founder | Artist in Residence | Providence, RI | 2009-Present

As a founding member of this artist cooperative, I have helped to plan and organize the facility’s shop and studio spaces, participated in numerous large-scale collaborative projects and commissions, and have been part of creating a unique and in-demand resource center  for artists in the Northeastern U.S.

The Steel Yard | Lead Artist | Concept Artist | Instructor | Providence, RI | 2012-2014

Provided expertise in the design and fabrication of  steel, cast iron, and wood sculptural municipal goods to be permanently installed throughout the state of Rhode Island. Instructed students in basic, intermediate, and advanced metal fabrication classes, including  blacksmithing techniques.

Providence Children’s Museum | Exhibit Technician | Providence, RI | 2008-2013

Provided design and fabrication expertise as a member of the exhibit design team. Helped to develop prototypes,exhibits and exhibit components, and realize them through work in mediums including wood, paint, metal, mold-making and casting. I also served as teacher and co-supervisor of interns, and work study students.

Freelance Designer/Fabricator | New England, New York area | 2011-Present

Worked with clients in order to meet their individual needs concerning the design, prototyping, and Final fabrication of functional, sculpturally inspired objects including furniture, vessels, and landscape accent pieces In wood, metal, and concrete.

RISD Sculpture Foundry | Foundry Monitor | Providence | 2011

Worked to create a safe and functional facility for sculpture students, and gave instruction on tool use when appropriate.

Yellow House Brawlers | Co-Founder | New York | 2008-2009

 Helped to manage a stable of fine-artists, created new work for exhibition, curated 

 And installed artwork for public exhibition in traditional, and non-traditional venues.



Vermont Studio Center | Sculpture Residency | VT | 2014

Socrates Sculpture Park | Emerging Artist Fellowship (Finalist) | NY | 2012

A Better World By Design | Community Fellowship | Providence, RI | 2011/2013



Long Island School for the Gifted (LISG) | Consultant/Guest Artist | 2008-Present

Provided curatorial expertise in order to aid faculty in their exhibition of student work,and consulted with them about the design, fabrication, and exhibition of a large-scale, student-built sculpture dealing with the theme of recycling. Provided artist lectures and instruction for students.

 Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Rhode Island Dormcubator | Post-                            Graduate Ambassador | 2011

Served as the artist member of a multidisciplinary problem-solving group whose task was to

Provide consultation to local businesses and students in order to facilitate their growth, and help them to better engage with their community.

                         SCCC Art Club | Vice President | 2007-2008

Worked to maintain the value of art on campus through outreach programs. Helped create newOpportunities for club artists to show their work, and organized the club’s first large-scale mural Initiative.



Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant | Vermont Studio Center | 2014

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for service during the AICU      Dormcubator program | Providence | 2011

Rhode Island School of Design Presidential Scholarship | RISD | 2008-2011

Phi Theta Kappa | SCCC | 2008

Pi Alpha Sigma | SCCC | 2008

J. Robert Fisher Memorial Honors Scholarship | SCCC | 2008



Bridge | Jenks Park | Central Falls, RI | 2013

Huntington Library Mural | SCCC | NY | 2008



Taylor Giant (For Taylor Box Company) | Hynes Convention Center | Boston, MA | 2014

Nautical Playground (For the Steel Yard) | Paul Cuffee School | Providence, RI | 2013

Sculptural Railings and Guard Rail (For the Steel Yard) | Dean Hotel | Providence, RI | 2013

Sculptural Municipal Goods and Furniture (for the Steel Yard) | Town of Bristol, RI | 2012



Star/Spore II | Boston Children’s Museum | MA | 2014

Car Tower | Heritage Museum and Gardens | MA | 2013



Synthesis | Keeseh Studios | Providence, RI | 2014

Industrial Evolution | Granoff Center for the Creative Arts | RI | 2013

Story of the Creative | Angel Orensanz Foundation | NY | 2013

SCCC Alumni Show | Maurice N. Flecker Memorial Gallery | NY | 2011

Vicinity | Keeseh Studios | Providence, RI | 2011

Eastern Butcher Block Winterfest | R.K. Projects | Providence, RI | 2011



                        Emily Lubanko, “Of Micro and Macro #24MAG, Issue 6, January 11, 2014.